The brains behind VH1 hit shows Love & Hip Hop (New York and Atlanta) and new series The Gossip Game, Mona Scott-Young is a force to be reckoned with. Sitting down with Angela Yee’s The Breakfast Club this morning, the Monami Entertainment mogul had quite a few details to share on how the shows are produced to entertain the masses.
“I lived hip hop for many years,” Mona explained to Angela, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy in defense of her birthing the reality shows that have become both popular and controversial. “I witnessed these women living in this world, dealing with the things that they dealt with in their relationships, and so it was about just providing a platform.”
Dropping gems on how the shows are set up, Mona insists throughout the interview that both Love and Hip Hop series and The Gossip Game aren’t scripted in any way. Yes, the cast members are in contact with show production to schedule shoots around their professional movements, but what falls out of their mouths during those tapings are the characters own thoughts. And the fighting? “Nobody’s in there telling people to fight, that’s the misconception!” Mona urged over The Breakfast Club airwaves. Keep reading…
Definitely check out Mona’s full interview as she touches upon The Gossip Game, her background in the music industry as a co-founder of Violator Management, her new moscato beverage line, managing with Missy Elliott, her work in Haiti, and future projects to look out for. Bawse.
And FYI: Earlier in the week, Mona sat down with Hot 97’s morning show to chat with K. Foxx, Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds and Ebro, so don’t sleep on that convo either!
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The Gossip Game airs Mondays at 9pm and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta premieres April 22 at 8pm.